Comedy Central Unveils Multiplatform Marketing Campaign for the Launch of Its New Animated Series BRICKLEBERRY

Campaign to Feature Exclusive Content on Facebook, Tumblr, and Decksi, Plus an Extensive Ad Campaign and Unique Event Marketing Initiative

Executive Produced by Daniel Tosh and Creators Waco O’Guin and Roger Black With Voice Talent Including Tosh, Kaitlin Olson, Tom Kenny, David Herman, Jerry Minor and Black

“Brickleberry” Premieres on COMEDY CENTRAL on Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 P.M

COMEDY CENTRAL has turned over the controls to its Facebook fans. The brand has rolled out its multiplatform marketing campaign for its new animated series Brickleberry, which features the release of segments of the premiere episode based on the number of Facebook “Likes” it receives on the show’s page. This innovative approach along with the release of additional exclusive content on Tumblr, Decksi Cards and custom Brickleberry E-Cards will engage COMEDY CENTRAL fans and encourage them to share content with their friends. Executive produced by Daniel Tosh and series Creators Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, Brickleberry will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

“This innovative launch campaign taps into the savvy social media fan-base that propelled ‘Tosh.0’ into a multiplatform hit,” said Walter Levitt, Executive Vice President, Marketing at COMEDY CENTRAL. “Using platforms like Facebook, Tumblr and Decksi, COMEDY CENTRAL is giving our fans the tools to become brand ambassadors for this new series.”

The multiplatform marketing initiatives for “Brickleberry” include:

  • Facebook: “Like To Unlock”
    The campaign features an exclusive look at the “Brickleberry” pilot, which is being incrementally unlocked on Facebook: with every “Like” milestone set and reached, COMEDY CENTRAL will release a few more minutes of the pilot episode. Fans are encouraged to share the “Brickleberry” page on their Facebook Timelines and invite friends to “Like To Unlock” to view more of the pilot.
  • “A Countdown To Brickleberry
    Leading up to the September 25 on-air premiere, COMEDY CENTRAL is posting daily behind-the-scenes stills, sketches, character designs, memes and GIFs to its Tumblr and Brickleberry Facebook pages. Fans can reblog the posts easily onto their own Tumblr and Facebook pages.
  • Decksi Cards
    Partnering for the first time with a major media brand, this online trading card service will encourage users to “collect” and consume digital “Brickleberry” content. COMEDY CENTRAL’s deck currently features 17 cards, including two previews clips and four character mash-up videos. The deck will expand to 50 cards by the end of the season and active users will have the chance to unlock extra exclusive content.
  • Animated E-Cards
    In keeping with the show’s “Nature is Filthy” theme, fans can create animated E-Cards to share with Facebook friends by selecting their preferred animal, sex position and dirty message. Once the E-Card is completed, it will appear on the selected friend’s Facebook Timeline along with a link to create and send one of their own. Also as an added bonus, the E-Cards include voiceover audio recorded by Daniel Tosh.

Additionally, in anticipation of the series premiere, COMEDY CENTRAL is extensively promoting Brickleberry through advertising on television, online, radio, outdoor and in subways. Also, as a part of the campaign, COMEDY CENTRAL will launch a one-day marketing stunt during the week of the premiere, sure to attract the attention of fans nationwide.

When commuters in select cities head to work on the morning of September 24, they will be greeted by more than 1,500 life-size cut-outs of “Malloy” the bear at major landmarks and intersections across the country. Malloy will be seen uttering something inappropriate and fans will be invited to visit NatureIsFilthy.com for more information.

From Executive Producer Daniel Tosh (“Tosh.0”) and series Creators, Writers and Executive Producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black (MTV2’s “Stankervision”), Brickleberry, co-produced by Fox 21 and COMEDY CENTRAL, is a new animated series revolving around a group of dysfunctional park rangers at a second tier national park. Ten episodes kick off on COMEDY CENTRAL on Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m., following the fall premiere of “Tosh.0.”

Brickleberry voice talent includes Kaitlin Olson (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) as “Ethel,” the smoking hot top ranger who is transferred to Brickleberry; Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) as “Woody,” the head ranger who has good intentions, but not always the best ideas; Dave Herman (“Futurama”) as “Steve,” the overconfident Ranger of the Month; Jerry Minor (“Eastbound & Down”) as “Denzel,” the African American ranger who isn’t comfortable in the woods; Roger Black as “Connie,” the unusually strong and masculine female ranger, and Tosh as “Malloy,” the cuddly, yet vulgar and spoiled resident bear. Jim Sharp and Ian Friedman are the Executives in Charge of Production for COMEDY CENTRAL.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).

Fox 21 is a production company housed within Twentieth Century Fox Television devoted to making creatively ambitious scripted series for the cable television market, as well as unscripted shows for both cable and broadcast networks. Fox 21, led by President Bert Salke, currently co-produces the award-winning cable smash hits “Sons of Anarchy” and “Homeland,” which took home the Golden Globe after its first season on the air.

Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom’s leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America’s oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world’s most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit http://www.viacom.com.

via Comedy Central Press Release

COMEDY CENTRAL® to Present WORKAHOLICS, BRICKLEBERRY and FUTURAMA Panels and a WORKAHOLICS Happy Hour Event at the Hard Rock Hotel at Comic-Con® International 2012 in San Diego

COMEDY CENTRAL returns to Comic-Con® with a Workaholics panel on Thursday, July 12 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.; a Brickleberry panel on Friday, July 13 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. and a Futurama panel on Saturday, July 14 from 12:00-12:45 p.m.

On Thursday, July 12, a press conference with Blake, Adam, Ders and Kyle from Workaholics will be held in press room Aqua 306A from 3:00-4:00 p.m. at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel (1 Park Blvd.) followed by an autograph signing from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at table AA04 in the Sails Pavillion (2nd level of the Convention Center). Then get ready to party with the guys at the Workaholics Happy Hour Event (first come, first served) taking place at the Hard Rock Hotel’s FLOAT from 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 13.

  • Thursday, July 12: Workaholics panel (Room 24ABC) 6:30-7:30 p.m.
    Join stars, Co-Creators, writers, and Executive Producers Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck as they take fans behind-the-scenes and give a sneak peek into upcoming new episodes, including a few special guests that are guaranteed to be “Tight Butthole.” Also, one lucky fan will be selected to have their name written into a future episode. S’Go!

  • Friday, July 13: Brickleberry panel (Room 6A) 6:00-7:00 p.m.
    From Creators and Executive Producers Waco O’Guin and Roger Black, and Executive Producer and voice actor in the series Daniel Tosh, this hilarious new animated series premieres on the network on September, 25 at 10:30 p.m. after new episodes of Tosh.0. Voice cast including David Herman (Office Space), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Jerry Minor (Anchorman), as well as O’Guin and Black will be on hand for a panel discussion following a screening of an entire episode for the first time exclusively at Comic-Con.

  • Saturday, July 23: “Futurama” panel (Ballroom 20) 12:00-12:45 p.m.
    Futurama cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy® Award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on COMEDY CENTRAL. Plus, wear your Futurama-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include Creator/Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West (Fry, Zoidberg, Professor Farnsworth, Zapp Brannigan), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender), and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo).

From the minds of the hilarious and irreverent Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy, Workaholics, currently in its third season, is a single-camera comedy featuring three friends who work together from 9 to 5, live together from 5 to 9 and party together 24/7. Dress codes, deadlines and waking up before noon are not things these guys are used to. They do their jobs and sometimes they even do them well, but they show up late, leave drunk and always live for the day…even if they don’t know what day it is. Whether it’s Blake (Blake Anderson) dressed in a bear coat, Adam (Adam Devine) singing about Catherine Zeta Jones while high on mushrooms or The Ders (Anders Holm) celebrating his birthday with a drinking triathlon, the boys always seem to run into trouble wherever they go.

Brickleberry, co-produced by Fox 21 and COMEDY CENTRAL, is based on a group of dysfunctional forest rangers at a national park that is facing closure until a new ranger comes in to whip everyone into shape and save the park. The series is created, written and executive produced by Waco O’Guin and Roger Black (MTV2′s Stankervision) and executive produced by Daniel Tosh (Tosh.0), who also voices a character. Brickleberry premieres Tuesday, September 25 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following new episodes of Tosh.0.

Futurama focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life at Planet Express, an intergalactic delivery company. There he meets love interest Leela (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops with anger management issues, and best friend Bender (John DiMaggio), a beer-powered kleptomaniac robot. In 2011, the series earned two Emmys® for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Voice-Over Performance for Maurice LaMarche. Futurama is currently in its seventh season and airs Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit COMEDY CENTRAL’s press Web site at http://www.cc.com/press and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
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Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom’s leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America’s oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world’s most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit http://www.viacom.com.

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SOUTH PARK is Back With All-New Episodes! The 16th Season Begins on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 P.M. on Comedy Central(R)

South Park returns for its 16th season with seven all-new episodes beginning on Wednesday, March 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL, followed by an all-new season of Ugly Americans at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

On Tuesday, March 27, South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. In addition to all fourteen uncensored episodes from South Park‘s landmark 15th season, the Blu-ray and DVD include the groundbreaking documentary 6 Days to Air: the Making of South Park, a first-ever look behind-the-scenes at South Park Studios that gives fans an insider’s look at the making of an episode. The bonus features are rounded out with”6 Days to Air: Behind the Scenes of ‘City Sushi,’ mini-commentaries by creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and never-before-seen deleted scenes.

Each South Park: The Complete Fifteenth Season Blu-ray and DVD come with an added bonus. We’re giving away free downloads of the new South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge Xbox Live game. Each Blu-ray and DVD will include a unique code inside for fans to enter at http://www.southparkstudios.com/season15 to get thousands of prizes. It’s first come, first serve so fans have to act fast. The first 5,000 to enter their code will get a download of South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge game, an exclusive South Park theme and a 48 hour trial of Xbox Live Gold Membership. The next 70,000 entries will get an exclusive South Park Xbox theme and a 48 hour trial of Xbox Live Gold Membership.

The all-new episodes from this season are available in HD exclusively on xBox Live, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Network, Amazon Video On Demand and Vudu, and in SD on Samsung Media Hub and InDemand. Episodes are also available on SouthParkStudios.com.

Voted “The Greatest Animated TV Series” in a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly, COMEDY CENTRAL’s “South Park” launched on August 13, 1997. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. and repeats later that night at midnight (all times ET/PT).
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Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are executive producers, along with Anne Garefino, of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning “South Park.” Frank C. Agnone II is the supervising producer. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers. “South Park’s” Web site is http://www.southparkstudios.com.
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Available in 99 million homes nationwide, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.comedycentral.com), the only all-comedy network, is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).
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Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) is home to the world’s premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms in more than 160 countries and territories. With approximately 170 media networks reaching more than 600 million global subscribers, Viacom’s leading brands include MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, BET, CENTRIC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., TeenNick, Nicktoons, Nick at Nite, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV Land, Spike TV and Tr3s. Paramount Pictures, America’s oldest film studio and creator of many of the most beloved motion pictures, continues today as a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Viacom operates a large portfolio of branded digital media experiences, including many of the world’s most popular properties for entertainment, community and casual online gaming. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit http://www.viacom.com.
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Comedy Central® and the New York Television Festival Partner to Launch the “Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition”

Comedy Central and the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) announced an innovative program seeking original comedic short pilots and accompanying shooting scripts from independent artists and production companies. The top submissions will be reviewed by the network and the winning producer will receive a $7,500 development deal with Comedy Central.

“While it may seem like a generous gesture of support to an emerging generation of creators, we are really hoping to find something compelling for very cheap,” said Kent Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Production, Comedy Central.

“The NYTVF is thrilled to partner with Comedy Central on this new development initiative and open industry doors for our community of independent artists,” said NYTVF founder Terence Gray. “As television and new media continue to take chances and push the boundaries of comedy, this is an exciting time for great comedic voices to get their shot. The NYTVF has a solid tradition of finding great talent and we look forward to sharing the best, weirdest, wildest, most hilarious and off-the-wall selections with Comedy Central.”

The initiative is open to U.S. residents age 18 and over who do not have any contractual commitments preventing them from entering into an exclusive development deal with Comedy Central. Comedic concepts not currently under development at a network, studio or major production company and meeting all other criteria in the Official Rules are eligible for the competition.

Completed entries will include a four (4) – eleven (11) minute first act of an original comedy pilot and the accompanying ten (10) to twenty-five (25) page shooting script of the episode. Official contest rules and dates can be accessed through the contest Web site located at http://www.nytvf.com/2012_comedycentral.htm. The NYTVF will be accepting entries from October 2011 through January 2012.

A screening committee of NYTVF officials will narrow the pool of entrants down to 25 finalists which will be presented to Comedy Central development executives. One winner will be selected by Comedy Central and he/she will receive a development deal from the network. Additionally, Comedy Central may elect to enter into development agreements with additional finalists and all 25 selected creators will be invited to participate in the 2012 New York Television Festival as Official Artists.

The Comedy Central Short Pilot Competition marks the first announced development partnership for the NYTVF’s 2012 season. The 2011 development season, which wraps during this week’s New York Television Festival, included the NYTVF’s annual independent pilot competition, which offered sponsored development awards from IFC, FX, MTV and Syfy as well as NYTVF Pitch with partners Sundance Channel, MSN and SevenOne International. Additionally, both FOX and A&E partnered with the NYTVF for individual development initiatives in 2011 – the 4th Annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest and the inaugural A&E Unscripted Development Pipeline, respectively.

About the NYTVF
Established in 2005, the NYTVF is a pioneer of the independent television movement, constructing new and innovative paths of development and talent identification, while simultaneously complementing the traditional television development model.  Its annual New York Television Festival – held each fall in New York City – is recognized as the industry’s first independent television festival which provides a platform to elevate the work of artists creating for the small screen.  Through the Festival and other year-round activities, the NYTVF’s mission is to connect its community of over 8,500 independent creative artists with leading networks, studios and brands by cultivating relationships that lead to new opportunities.  For more information on the NYTVF, the annual Festival and these competitions, visit www.nytvf.com.
About COMEDY CENTRAL
Available in 99 million homes nationwide, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.comedycentral.com), the only all-comedy network, is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Press Central, COMEDY CENTRAL’s press web site at http://www.comedycentral.com/press and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
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San Diego Food Trucks at Comic-Con!

Alright! The San Diego Food Trucks will be Downtown during Comic-Con! They also let us know that Warner Bros. and Disney will be doing something near their lot… Anyone know what they’ll be doing? Hmmm… Well here’s the Food Truck announcement below!

A “Food Truck Food Court” will be at San Diego Comic-Con this year!  Here are the details:

  • Location: The lot located at the 1st/Island/2nd/J lot.
  • When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (some trucks will be there on Sunday but most won’t)
  • They will be selling from 10:00 am-10:00 pm, although most trucks will be gone by 8:00pm
  • The entrance will be off 1st Ave, right next to the Comedy Central interactive park.  Warner Bros. and Disney will also be doing projects in the lot.
  • Trucks scheduled to be there include: Chop Sooey, Patty Melt, Super Q, Asian Persuasion, Two For The Road, Devilicious, SD Street Eats, Flippin Pizza and Green Truck. This list may change!
  • Important note–there is NO public parking in the lot.

SDfoodtrucks.com is proud to be the resource for all food truck info in San Diego. Check us out on Facebook and enjoy Comic-Con!

Comedy Central Celebrates SOUTH PARK’S 15th Anniversary — Year of the Fan Events at Comic-Con!

South Park” marks its 15th season this year. To celebrate, South Park, COMEDY CENTRAL and South Park Digital Studios will honor the fans that have turned the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series into a cultural phenomenon with a year-long celebration, marking 2011 as “The Year of the Fan.”

What better way to celebrate 15 amazing years of South Park, than by honoring the viewers that have made the iconic series such a long-running success, said Michele Ganeless, president, COMEDY CENTRAL. These all-encompassing South Park events will take the fans even deeper into the show, allowing them to experience it in every arena.

“The Year of the Fan” will bring viewers closer to “South Park” than they’ve ever been before, connecting them to the series in a multi-platform manner fitting for the heralded occasion, including: the Ultimate “South Park” Fan Experience at Comic-Con 2011 in San Diego; an upcoming documentary to air on COMEDY CENTRAL that takes fans behind-the-scenes of their favorite show; the introduction of Cheesy Poofs to a store near you, plus all-new never-before-seen South Park merchandise; and, an art exhibit curated by Ron English featuring interpretations of the series by the famed street artist and pop surrealist painter and 14 other hand-picked artists as well. South Park will also host on-going contests and interactive elements at SouthParkStudios.com throughout The Year of the Fan. Additional details below:

• The Ultimate “South Park” Fan Experience at Comic-Con, San Diego: Fans will walk into a 15,000 square foot world of “South Park” located just outside of the San Diego Convention Center. The Ultimate Fan Experience will include:

  • A museum with “South Park”-inspired artwork by Ron English and other curated artists on display (see below), including fan-submitted artwork chosen by English as well as South Park staff artwork
  • Famous “South Park” memorabilia, including the gown Matt Stone wore to the Oscars in 2000 and the original cut-outs and story boards from the early seasons of the show
  • A life-size replica of South Park Avenue
  • Interactive stations with social networking uploading capabilities, including a Create Your Own Avatar station, South Park photo booth and a Face Painting station featuring famous South Park characters including Mitch Connor
  • A Big Wheel pedal racetrack
  • A school cafeteria where Cheesy Poofs will be given away!
  • A Voice of the Fan confessional booth where South Park will interview the fans about their favorite South Park moment, challenge them to sing the Cheesy Poof song or the South Park theme song. The best recordings may be used on COMEDY CENTRAL, South Park Studios.com or on the upcoming Year of the Fan DVD.
  • An MCd center stage with South Park karaoke, costume competition, trivia contests and more!

• “South Park” Documentary: Viewers will get an exclusive inside look into the making of a “South Park” episode. A documentary crew was given an all-access pass to Stone and Parker’s world at South Park Studios in Los Angeles. The documentary will air on COMEDY CENTRAL this fall. COMEDY CENTRAL Home Entertainment will release the directors cut of the DVD in November with new footage and bonus episodes from the 15th season and fan-interactive opportunities.

• Cheesy Poofs: “South Parks” iconic snack will hit the market for a limited-run this fall in Wal-Mart stores nation-wide.

• New South Park Merchandise And In-Store Locations: To celebrate the Year of the Fan, we have expanded our merchandise and retail presence to include:

  • A custom, limited edition KidRobot blind box series launching this fall nationwide. Kid Robot will premiere two exclusive figurines at Comic-Con in San Diego this July, featuring Dead Kenny and Mysterion, as well as a Mysterion t-shirt.
  • New consumer electronics accessories launching exclusively at Best Buy, including USB drives, iPad cases, iPhone/Pod cases, wireless mouse and mouse pads.
  • New partnerships with JunkFood, New Era and a new series of figures from Mezco.
  • Expanded retail presence including placement at Macys, Old Navy, JC Penneys, Best Buy, TRU, Target, Casual Male and more.

• Art Exhibit: 15 Artists Interpret South Park curated by famed street artist and pop surrealist painter, Ron English, opened on March 28 at Opera Gallery in New York City. English hand-picked 14 artists drawn from the street and the pop surrealism movement to join him in displaying their “South Park” interpretations, making that a total of 15 artists in honor of South Parks 15th season. Unified by their love of the hit series and the passion they brought to their work, their art features the “South Park” characters and the iconic moments throughout the series history. The exhibit will also be displayed at the Ultimate “South Park” Fan Experience at Comic-Con.

• Fans voted on SouthParkStudios.com for the 15 best “South Park” episodes of all-time and shared their votes on Facebook, Twitter and blogs. Each week SouthParkStudios.com will host a “Fan’s Favorite Episodes” where one fan’s Top 15 list will be featured, along with his or her name and personalized “South Park” Avatar.

SouthParkStudios.com finds the ultimate fan with the new “South Park Pop Quiz,” developed by SMERC. Fans can challenge friends and compete with other fans around the world in the ultimate “South Park” trivia contest to prove their South Park IQ.

• “South Park” Avatars take over Facebook profiles across the web. “South Park” fans used the new Avatar creator to make and upload a “South Park” version of themselves as their Facebook profile picture.

Professional Artists Featured At Comic-Con


  • Last Supper in South Park by Ron English – Oil on canvas, 36″ x 68″

  • Wendy Hearts Stan
    by Kathie Olivas – Oil on panel, 20″ x 16″

  • Mr. Peanut Invasion
    by Clark Fox – Oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″

  • Kenny Angel
    by Greg Craola Simkins – Acrylic on canvas, 18″ x 12″

  • Howdy Ho, Jesus 2011
    by Mark Dean Veca – India ink and acrylic on wood panel, 36″ x 24″

  • Boys Will Be Boys
    by Lindsey Way – Acid free paper encased in a plexi box, 46″ x 21″ x 11″

  • Ascension of the Kenny
    by Beau Stanton – Oil, collage and gold leaf on canvas, 62″ x 40″

  • Mitch Connor (Hennifer Lopez)
    by Kid Zoom – Aerosol on canvas, 48″ x 78″

  • The Woodland Critters
    by Dave White – Oil on canvas, 42″ x 48″

  • Screaming
    by Naoto Hattori – Acrylic on board, 6.1″ x 8.5″

  • Cartman Kaiju Death
    by Trustocorp – Spraypaint on wood, 80″ x 80″

  • Season Finale
    by KaNo – Acrylic and enamel on wood, 24″ x 24″

  • WWJDWATSC by Ad Hoc Art Collective – Aerosol, acrylic and marker on canvas, 16″ x 26″

  • Critters by Sas Christian – Oil on wood, wood/epoxie frame with glass eyes

  • He’s Bad
    by Colin Christian – Fiberglass and silicone, 27″ x 32.5″
South Park launched on August 13, 1997 and premiered its 15th season on April 27. The series airs Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. and repeats later that night at 12:00 a.m. (all times ET/PT). Fans can follow all of The Year of the Fan activities at SouthParkStudios.com. The series is syndicated in more than 130 territories and translated into 30-plus languages.
Co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are executive producers, along with Anne Garefino, of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “South Park.” Frank C. Agnone II is the supervising producer. Eric Stough, Adrien Beard, Bruce Howell and Vernon Chatman are producers. “South Park’s” Web site is www.southparkstudios.com.
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Comedy Central To Present UGLY AMERICANS and FUTURAMA Panels at Comic-Con

COMEDY CENTRAL‘s animated series return to Comic-Con with an Ugly Americans panel on Friday, July 22 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. and a Futurama panel on Saturday, July 23 from 12:15-1:00 p.m. Interviews with “Ugly Americans” talent and producers will be held in press Room 21 from 2:30-3:45 p.m. on Friday, July 22.

Friday, July 22: Ugly Americans panel (Room 23ABC)
4:00-5:00 p.m. The panelists include Dan Powell (Executive Producer), Devin Clark (Producer and Series Creator), Aaron Augenblick (Director of Animation), Matt Oberg (voice of Mark Lilly), Kurt Metzger (voice of Randall Skeffington), Larry Murphy (voice of Lt. Grimes) and moderator Randy Pearlstein (voice of Leonard Powers). The session will feature a live, in-character table read, a behind-the-scenes look into the current second season, a sneak peak from an upcoming episode, a Q&A, a look at the highly anticipated downloadable game, “Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon” and more.

Saturday, July 23: Futurama panel (Ballroom 20)
12:15-1:00 p.m. “Futurama” is back! Again!!! On stage will be Creator/Executive Producer Matt Groening, Executive Producer David X. Cohen and stars Billy West (Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg), Katey Sagal (Leela), John DiMaggio (Bender) and Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker, Calculon, Morbo). A sneak peek at never-before-seen footage of “Futurama” reincarnated as Japanese anime will be revealed along with a thrilling preview from this season currently airing on COMEDY CENTRAL. Plus more! Much more! The panel will be moderated by Bill Morrison.

“Futurama,” the Emmy(R) Award-winning series, and “Ugly Americans” air as part of a weekly, one-hour “Thurs-Dimension” animation block on Thursdays from 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT on COMEDY CENTRAL with “Futurama” from 10:00-10:30 p.m. and “Ugly Americans” from 10:30-11:00 p.m.

Take New York City, add every horrifying beast, science-fiction freak and fantasy faerie, shake thoroughly, and you’ve got “Ugly Americans,” an animated series that follows Mark Lilly, a social worker at the Department of Integration, as he helps new citizens both human and “other” adapt to hectic life in the Big Apple. There are easier tasks than soothing a vengeful mummy, being a slave in Satan’s dark army and trying to circumcise wizards, but Mark proves he’s up to the challenge, even if his co-workers are as incompetent as ever.

Mark’s case load during the second season is heavy as always and his Department of Integration colleagues are less than helpful, including Twayne (Michael-Leon Wooley), a terrorizing demonic bureaucrat; Mark’s succubus co-worker and casual fling Callie Maggotbone (Natasha Leggero), who has some strange ideas about where to take their relationship; Leonard Powers (Randy Pearlstein), an aging drunken wizard and Mark’s office mate; and Lt. Grimes (Larry Murphy), a law-enforcement officer who despises non-humans. At least Mark still has his zombie roommate Randall Skeffington (Kurt Metzger), who doesn’t care what Mark does, as long as he covers his half of the rent.

In August, MTV Networks’ “345 Games” division will release “Ugly Americans: Apocalypseggedon” (available for Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network), a four player co-op side-scroller shooter game that features an exclusive script written by the show’s writers � including a new character unique to the game and custom voiceovers from the show’s actors. Uniting the spirit and humor of the series with addictive game play, players of “Ugly Americans: Apocalypseggedon” will hit the streets to clean up the chaos and prevent the impending apocalypse by resolving case files and fighting otherworldly citizens.
“Futurama” focuses on the life of Philip Fry (Billy West), a 25-year-old pizza delivery boy who accidentally freezes himself on December 31, 1999 and wakes up 1,000 years later with a fresh start at life at Planet Express, an intergalactic delivery company. There he meets love interest Leela (Katey Sagal), a sexy cyclops with anger management issues, and best friend Bender (John DiMaggio), a beer-powered kleptomaniac robot. The series aired for five seasons on Fox (1999 to 2003) earning Emmy(R) nominations each season while winning three times, including “Outstanding Animated Program” in 2002.
COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is http://www.comedycentral.com.
via Comedy Central Press Release

“COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen” To Air On Monday, September 19

COMEDY CENTRAL has secured one of Hollywood’s most notorious bad boys. The network announced today that Charlie Sheen will be the next Roastee. The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen” (#SheenRoast) will tape in Los Angeles on Saturday, September 10. The Roast will premiere on COMEDY CENTRAL on Monday, September 19 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“You could say I’ve been providing kindling for this Roast for a while,” said Sheen. “It’s time to light it up. It’s going to be epic.”

“Charlie has assured us that nothing will be off limits in this Roast… which scares even us,” said Kent Alterman, head of original programming and production, COMEDY CENTRAL.

The “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of Charlie Sheen” will be executive produced by Joel Gallen from Tenth Planet Productions, who also served as executive producer and director of the COMEDY CENTRAL Roasts Of Donald Trump, David Hasselhoff, Joan Rivers, Larry The Cable Guy, Bob Saget, Flavor-Flav, Pamela Anderson, as well as the Emmy-nominated “COMEDY CENTRAL Roast Of William Shatner”. Jonas Larsen is the executive in charge for the network. COMEDY CENTRAL, the only all-comedy network, currently is seen in more than 98 million homes nationwide. COMEDY CENTRAL is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned division of Viacom Inc.’s (NYSE: VIA and VIA.B) MTV Networks. COMEDY CENTRAL’s Internet address is www.comedycentral.com.

Via Comedy Central Press Release